Michael Jackson’s former manager announces a new foundation in his name

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – (WIAT & CNN) – It is time for a new beginning. 2019, marks the 10th Anniversary of the greatest singer, performer, entertainer of all-time, Michael Jackson’s death.

And next Thursday, a week from today, August 29th, will be Michael Jackson’s 61st Birthday. In celebration of his legacy, Michael Jackson’s former manager made a ‘major mystery announcement’, stating “it is time to speak up and speak out.”

During a press conference in Washington, D.C., Raymone K. Bain — Michael Jackson’s former spokesperson, general manager, and the president and COO of the Michael Jackson company announced a new foundation in the late singer’s name, saying, “I am honored to announce the establishment of the MJ legacy foundation.”

According to Bain, the Michael Jackson Legacy Foundation is an organization that will help preserve, protect and defend his legacy. The foundation is an independently funded organization that will work to make sure Michael Jackson’s name continues to live on in a positive and uplifting way.

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The foundation will support the numerous organizations that Michael Jackson was apart of and contributed to during his lifetime. And through the foundation, organizers are hoping that his legacy will continue to live on.

Also during the press conference, his manager says she does not know where Michael Jackson’s will is.

She also added, “I have wished, I have hoped and I have prayed that Michael Jackson’s will — dated Oct. 6, 2006 — would be found, revealed, discovered, dropped from the sky. Because in it, he painstakingly outlined how he wanted his legacy to be preserved and maintained.”

Baine went on to speak about the recent sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson, saying “Michael Jackson … has been a victim since his death,” as she referenced “Leaving Neverland,” HBO’s 2019 documentary examining some of the allegations against Jackson a “biased, one-sided documentary,” and she said she’s appalled it has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards.

So that, in turn, is one of the many reasons for the establishment of the Michael Jackson Legacy Foundation. It is to help bring the positive focus of Michael Jackson’s life and legacy back to the forefront.

The foundation will demonstrate how he cared for and supported many organizations and charities around the world.

The first thing the foundation plans to do is have a tribute for Michael Jackson for the 10th Anniversary of his death. The details of the tribute have not been announced at this time, due to planning still being in the works.


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